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rouleau

 [roo-lo´] (Fr.)
an abnormal group of red blood cells adhering together like a pile of coins.
Human red blood cells arranged in rouleaux. From Dorland's, 2000.

rou·leau

, pl.

rou·leaux

(rū-lō'),
An aggregate of erythrocytes stacked like a pile of coins. Rouleau formation commonly indicates an increase in plasma immunoglobulin.
[Fr. spool, cylinder, fr. rouler, to roll, fr. L.L. rotulo, fr. rota, wheel]

rou·leau

, pl. rouleaux (rū-lō')
An aggregate of erythrocytes stacked like a pile of coins.
[Fr. spool, cylinder, fr. rouler, to roll, fr. L.L. rotulo, fr. rota, wheel]

rouleau

A stacked collection of red blood cells, like a roll of coins. Rouleau formation suggests an increase in immunoglobulins in the blood.
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